Lawctopus Campus Leader Program [August 2016-April 2017]

More opportunities (essay competitions, conferences, moot courts, etc.)! More internship experiences, and hence, better career choices.

Better legal education. Better lawyers and judges. Better justice!  A transformed legal and judicial system. (We really mean this, by the way).

Up for it? Yes? Then be a part of the world’s largest* website for law students. (*Our claim is backed by statistics, unlike some copy cat websites). 🙂

FACT: Being CAMPUS LEADER for Lawctopus is valuable and fun 83.7% of the time and frustrating 16.3% of the time (again, backed by stats)! 

NOTE: Earlier, we called the position a ‘campus manager’, but after reading the feedback forms of the last batch, we are rechristening it as the Campus Leader Program.

Some stats:

The previous batch has give this program an average rating of 7.7/10.

46.5% of them have said that they’ll apply again.

Not bad, right?

However, 16.3% have said that they won’t be applying again. We would like to sincerely apologize to them for the fact that this program couldn’t be of value of them.

We are hard at work to make this program, bigger, better and more organized.

Here are some of the suggestions the previous batch has given us:

1. More communication. Have personal interaction. Don’t delay responses over emails. 

For this, starting from this batch, we’ll have a solid phone communication in place.

Also, to ensure communication is managed, we’ve hired one of our best performing college managers from the previous batch, Kunal Dey, as the Manager of the Campus Leaders program.

2. Lack of substantial tasks.

We have a system in place for this now too.

Also, we are planning to expand the Lawctopus team (which presently has 2 full-time employees) to manage and use the inputs generated by Campus Leaders.

3. Timely incentives.

Right-O! Incentives will now be given monthly.

4. Promotional tasks (LexisNexis competition, book promotion) should be made optional.

Sorry. As Campus Leaders for Lawctopus we expect you to do marketing tasks with glee! Marketing is not bad! To market is human!

Who can be a college manager? What are the qualifications?
  1. You should be a law student (LL.B, LLM) in any law college (recognized, unrecognized, derecognized, asked for a bribe) in India.
  2. You should be a proactive, sincere chap. You should be willing to work hard and take initiative. This is a serious commitment. Excuses like “I was not well” or “I had a moot” don’t work with us (because we’ve been law students ourselves and know how busy you really are!) 🙂
  3. You must have regular access to internet both in college and at your home. If you don’t, please don’t apply.
  4. You must be willing to do marketing related tasks.
What are your responsibilities?
  1. Tell us about newsworthy events and opportunities conducted/held in your college and upload them on the dashboard.
  2. Encourage students in your college (regularly) to contribute internship experiences, law school reviews and blogs.
  3. Help us promote and market our advertisers and our products/services in your college.
  4. Help us connect to various people in your college.
  5. Generally promote the Lawctopus brand on social media and beyond!
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From now, a Campus Leader!

What’s in it for you?

1. Get internships courtesy our awesome contacts!

2. Earn money when you bring business for us. Earn money through the internal competitions that are organised.

3. Get discounts for the awesome courses we advertise.

4. Benefit from our tie-up with LexisNexis (books, events and more!).

5. Get free media passes for conferences and seminars.

6. Connect with fellow college managers throughout India!

7. Get a certificate on successful completion of your tenure.

8. Personalized CV review, internship advice and career counselling.

9. Develop your communication skills with some of our tasks.

10. Develop your leadership skills with some of our tasks

11. Be known in your college!

12. Contribute towards making your community (law students) stronger!

With all this, we’ll help you make yourself stand-out from the crowd!

We make your richer in every way possible.

Some other details

Being a Campus Leader is a voluntary, unpaid position.

This time round a maximum of 2 students per college will be selected.

You are required to work for around 2 hours/month (or at the maximum, 2 hours/week). Usually, one task is allotted every month. We give no task which cannot be completed along with your college, co-curricular activities, exams or even internships. Relax! We understand your world.

The duration of the program is from late August, 2016 to April end, 2017. (We are accepting late applications).

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. 

Apply by clicking here now!

Rave reviews from some of the last batch’s college managers!

1. I got a chance to interact with other highly motivated college managers. This certainly helped in increasing my social network, which is of utmost requirement today.- Anubrata Saha, Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi

2. The TASKS, they were just amazing and more, interesting since they helped me to create a new bond with my friends and their friends from the same field and moreover, it was very overwhelming to receive all the help I needed from my friends regarding the tasks. It was great to help publicize about the internships, research papers and other such achievements of my friends and make their work count for some one else in this field.- Shreya Mishra, Department of Legal Studies and Research, Barkatullah University, Bhopal 

3. I improved an important skill of building professional contact with people . And I am really thankful to Lawctopus for such an amazing initiative.- Lipsa Rout, Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies, Bangalore

4. I got a chance to interact with the people from the different law colleges of India for this i would like to give the credit to Lawctopus.- Chaitanya Arora FIMT, NEW DELHI

5. It gives one the opportunity to learn to meet deadlines, explore beyond the set realms of law school schedules and work in a different yet organised manner.- Latika Choudhary National law University, Odisha Cuttack

6. I became more professional in sorts. Things seem better than before at my University. In other words I became more proactive, an extrovert in the making and now heading the moot society as well. – Sangram Singh, Noida International University

7. A big Thank You from my end that. People say that these things are waste. Don’t apply for it. But Now I can prove then wrong. By this program, I just took a step forward. I didn’t knew how to write properly but writing reviews about your book and then internship and law school. Secondly coming down to speaking skills, I was always like not so confident in speaking. But after the star task taking interviews and everything, I am like bring on the person and let me talk to him. :D. It really helped me to grow and you deserve my big thanks on this. I owe you and your team a lot. Anytime, you wish to reach me. I will always be there for Lawctopus. Thank You.- Ayush Srivastava Faculty Of Law, The ICFAI University, Dehradun

8. The wonderful emails sent by Tanuj Sir used to cheer me up the most. The thing I liked includes the tasks given. No task was monotonous and hectic and I never found myself pre-occupied with Lawctopus. In fact, I enjoyed doing them. Moreover: 1. I have become more confident. 2. Learnt to take interviews. 3. I have become close the faculty whom I interviewed, who is now my mentor. 4. Became more profficient at multi-tasking.- Loveely Priyadarshini, Pronoy Chatterjee Amity Law School Centre II, Sector 125, Noida, Uttar Pradesh.Amity Law School, Noida

9. My personality overall has improved because now I feel confident about myself that whatever I am doing has a purpose. My reading and writing skills along with interpreting skills has improved a lot thanks to the brilliantly designed tasks. My ability to make contacts and connections have improved drastically and from a shy person I have become a social being as due to this program I had guts to go up to people and talk to them which otherwise I wouldn’t have. – Pronoy Chatterjee, Amity Law School Centre II, Noida, Uttar Pradesh

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Comments Till Now

  1. Priyambada Das says:

    When will be the results announced ? Its already 5th Sepetember.

  2. Can I please know when are the results coming out?

  3. When will be notified of the results?

  4. When will the results be out?

  5. Is it necessary to have done internship(s) for being selected as a campus leader?

  6. Adv E S Jagadeeshwar says:

    I think Lawctous team wants to inject entreprenueral skills into the minds of law students and upcoming Lawyers. Advocates are unable to sell their skills like other professionals because of restrictions imposed by Advocates Act, 1961 and Bar Council of India Rules. Which type of cases are being dealt by the Advocate is unknown to others, firms, NGOs, Govt. organizations, Banks, Insurance Companies, Corporates. Advocates can’t issue advertisements like other marketing firms or companies.

    Due to globalization and free market economy many, many new branches are emerging. Legal profession is also not an exception. If the people know about your skills, then they will approach otherwise how the Advocate will grow? or how he will develop? At present those who are massive social and political contacts are growing or developing. Those who don’t have proper support cannot grow even after two or three decades.

    We cannot find a situation in our country like Corporates are approaching the Advocates or professionals on their own to work for them. Talented people have to do pradakshins around them or search for some influential people or political leaders for opportunity and to recommend them. When the situation will change? Corporates have to search for the talented people on their own and have to invite the professionals to work for them, a little training is necessary in some cases to understand the nature of work. If Corporates invite professionals from outside, local professionals will be angered. There will be a competition between locals and non-locals. I think this is also a cause for BREXIT. Corporates have to search for the talented people locally and have to allow them to grow. We are also seeing the news .. companies are sending their professionals to foreign countries for training to update their skills.

    The above opinions are testimony to the feelings being expressed by the Law interns. When you want to start a new approach others will prefer to disappoint or misguide or mislead you. It is quite common or natural . If your vision is right then the path will become a smooth one. We are living in a globalized world, each and every one of us must have sufficient money or resources to lead decent and comfortable life. Otherwise we will be pushed into poverty or poverty like conditions.

    The best thing is prepare well in advance while you are studying Law and collect all practical hints to develop on your own once you entered into this legal profession. Don’t neglect latest science and technologies also. Once the manual activities replaced with digital activities our profession will change. If we don’t have sufficient technological skills we will be lagged behind. To become rich we must follow new science and technological advances. Employable skills are must for every Advocate from the grassroots. If you think that you are not fit for this profession you must be capable to shift to some other profession without any frustration. Otherwise you will be depressed. Once your valuable time is wasted you cannot settle in your profession.

    We must invite new approaches to strengthen the legal education and legal profession. We have to encourage the teams like LAWCTOPUS.

    Why we have to congratulate Lawctopus team? .. one of the opinions of Law Student is hereunder…

    “My personality overall has improved because now I feel confident about myself that whatever I am doing has a purpose. My reading and writing skills along with interpreting skills have improved a lot thanks to the brilliantly designed tasks. My ability to make contacts and connections have improved drastically and from a shy person I have become a social being as due to this program I had guts to go up to people and talk to them which otherwise I wouldn’t have. – Pronoy Chatterjee, Amity Law School Centre II, Noida, Uttar Pradesh ( Wonderful expression Pronoy. Keep it up such confidence )

    The results of the efforts of Lawctous team is clearly visible. They are injecting new confidence into the minds of young law students and allowing them to go in the right path rather than frustrating or confusing without knowing where to go? Commencing journey with perfect clarity is different from uncertainty.

    We have to wish Lawctopus team a very, very grand success in future.

  7. What kind of marketing can you specify more and duration

    • administrator says:

      Both online marketing (emailing/sharing on Facebook) and physical marketing (putting things on the notice boards etc.).

  8. anomoyous says:

    before i apply need few answers: 1) duration of the program, 2) what do you mean by marketing, do we need to be sales man in college or like put up stalls kind, 3) will it really be just two hours per month or suddenly it will increase as terms can any time be changed?

    • administrator says:

      Duration of the program: August 2016-April 2017.

      Marketing: Yes, you might need to be a sales man. When the ‘I have a dream’ speech was being delivered, the speaker was being a salesman for freedom.

      We don’t give tasks which cannot be done by students with their college, co-curricular activities, exams or even internships.

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